3:06 PM 5/17/2013 by Jeff Giles
It's become something of a scapegoat for Hollywood's current love affair with loud, effects-reliant, mostly soulless tentpole pictures, but CGI spectacle isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's only when filmmakers use it to try and distract from under-developed ideas that it ends up feeling hollow; like any tool, it's only as effective as its user allows it to be.
1:08 PM 5/17/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
I may spoil by suggestion, inference, allusion and omission. That still spoiling? Like Harve Bennett before him, J.J. Abrams rebooted Star Trek for Paramount. Both took a loved but semi-popular franchise and had to reimagine it to serve the fair-weather fan and the audience who treated the mythology like a religion.
12:46 PM 5/17/2013 by Logan Falk
We are well on our way into this year’s batch of super-hyped summer releases—this week introduces one of the year’s bigger, more highly-anticipated titles. This week gives us a sequel to one of the greatest nerd franchises of all time—from the mind of J.J. Abrams, a man rapidly gaining esteem in the eyes of geeks everywhere, coming out this week is Star Trek:
11:23 AM 5/17/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Nothing I write could dampen the pleasures of Francis Ha. It’s charming and revelatory, energetic and wry, exuberant and endearing, but it’s also self-loving and bothersome. It gives you two choices: find it delightful or don’t: there is no unique, self-guided option. As frustrating as that conundrum may be, it’s still hard not to take option one.
9:53 PM 5/16/2013 by Binh Ngo
According to Vin Diesel, the seventh Fast & Furious movie will kick off a new trilogy, taking the series in a new direction. The next two movies after 7 have not been given the greenlight, but if the seventh one does well, it won't be too long before we'll be seeing number 8 and 9 in theaters.
7:18 PM 5/16/2013 by Binh Ngo
Legendary action choreographer Yuen Woo Ping is directing the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel, The Weinstein Company announced today. Titled Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II - The Green Destiny, the movie will begin production in March 2014.
5:24 PM 5/16/2013 by Binh Ngo
Johnny Depp has found his co-conspirator in the mob thriller Black Mass, Deadline has learned. Joel Edgerton is joining the movie as FBI agent John Connolly, who helps Depp's Whitey Bulger's Boston gang in clearing out the local competition. Barry Levinson is directing.
9:12 PM 5/15/2013 by Binh Ngo
Writer-turned-director Drew Goddard made his directorial debut with Lionsgate's 2012 horror movie The Cabin in the Woods, which got raves and did decent at the box office, so it's almost a sure thing he'll get to do it again. Looks like he found his next project.
2:52 PM 5/15/2013 by Jeff Giles
Riddick didn't get where he is by being a relaxed, friendly, happy-go-lucky guy, so it should come as something of a relief to fans of the Vin Diesel-portrayed sci-fi antihero that his next outing -- the simply titled and long-promised Riddick -- will find the character doing exactly what he does best:
2:27 PM 5/15/2013 by Jeff Giles
So, uh...how often are you playing Angry Birds these days? Anywhere near as much as you were a few years ago? And, um, do you think you'll still be playing it in 2016?